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With an abundance of caution, the South Carolina State Museum is suspending Homeschool Thursday programming for Fall 2021. We’ll continue planning and monitoring into the new year. Please stay tuned to our website for future updates.

In the meantime, you don’t have to wait for Homeschool Thursday to visit the Museum or take advantage of our offerings. South Carolina homeschool families receive FREE* general admission to the museum year-round. General admission includes ONE adult (primary teacher) and all children associated with the homeschool. Any additional adult chaperone is $5. Any additional guests just visiting with the homeschool family must pay regular admission ($8.95/adult; $6.95/children). Homeschool families receive discounted admission to the 4D Theater and planetarium $3 per person. These discounts cannot be combined with any other promotions are available with ONSITE purchasing only.

Thank you for being part of our homeschool family. If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to contact or by phone 803.898.4990.

*Proof of membership w/ a South Carolina homeschool accountability association required to receive discount.

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Join us on select Thursdays during the school year for lessons designed specifically for South Carolina homeschool students. Registration is restricted to individual homeschool families only. All programs are free for South Carolina homeschoolers unless otherwise noted.

Please note: for health and safety the museum is managing gallery and theater capacity, requiring social distancing, and has increased cleaning frequency. Per Gov. McMaster’s executive order, guests aged 3 and above are required to wear a face covering while visiting state buildings.

Important Information!

In order to be able to attend Homeschool Thursday, all homeschools must present one of the following along with a matching picture ID:

  • An official and current homeschool association registration card or acceptance letter

  • An official and current District registration card or approval letter

  • An official and current SC Association of Independent Homeschools registration card or acceptance letter

Reminder, SC homeschoolers will NOT be able to participate in Homeschool Thursday classes without presenting both a picture ID and confirmation of homeschool registration.

Please Note:

Due to high demand, limited space, and our desire to offer programming to as many families as possible, cancellations or date change requests must be received in writing 10 days in advance of the event. Requests for cancellation can be emailed to This reservation is non-refundable and non-transferrable should the cancellation occur within 10 days of scheduled program. Refunds will not be provided for individuals who do not show up for the event.